Under the Covers, Vol. 1

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Under the Covers, Vol. 1
Under The Covers (Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs) album.jpg
Studio album by Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs
Released April 18, 2006
Recorded Lolina Green (Matthew Sweet's home studio)
Genre Rock
Length 49:32
Label Shout! Factory
Producer Matthew Sweet, Susanna Hoffs
Matthew Sweet chronology
Living Things
(2004)Living Things2004
Under the Covers, Vol. 1
The Pillowcase EP
(2006)The Pillowcase EP2006
Susanna Hoffs chronology
Susanna Hoffs
(1996) Susanna Hoffs1996
Under the Covers, Vol. 1
(2006) Under the Covers, Vol. 12006
Under the Covers, Vol. 2
(2009) Under the Covers, Vol. 22009
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
Hybrid Magazine (favorable) [2]

Under the Covers, Vol. 1 is the first collaboration between alternative rock artist Matthew Sweet and Bangles singer Susanna Hoffs. Released by Shout! Factory in 2006, the album contains 15 cover versions of favorite songs from the 1960s and 1970s. The album was a result of their mutual love for songwriting from the 1960s.[3] Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs decided to record an album together in dedication of that era consisting of only cover versions.

The album was released April 2006, and they appeared July 18 on Late Night with Conan O'Brien to promote the album and tour.

Track listing[edit]

# Title Original artist Length
1. "I See The Rain" The Marmalade 3:45
2. "And Your Bird Can Sing" The Beatles 2:10
3. "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue" Bob Dylan 3:45
4. "Who Knows Where The Time Goes?" Fairport Convention 5:51
5. "Cinnamon Girl" Neil Young and Crazy Horse 2:47
6. "Alone Again Or" Love 3:35
7. "The Warmth of the Sun" The Beach Boys 3:08
8. "Different Drum" Stone Poneys featuring Linda Ronstadt 2:52
9. "The Kids Are Alright" The Who 2:50
10. "Sunday Morning" The Velvet Underground 3:26
11. "Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere" Neil Young and Crazy Horse 2:27
12. "Care of Cell 44" The Zombies 3:56
13. "Monday, Monday" The Mamas & the Papas 3:27
14. "She May Call You Up Tonight" The Left Banke 2:24
15. "Run to Me" Bee Gees 3:06

Volumes 2 & 3[edit]

In July 2009, Shout! Factory released their second album, Under the Covers, Vol. 2, covering songs from the 1970s. Under the Covers, Vol. 3 followed in 2013.


Susanna Hoffs and Matthew Sweet at SXSW 2006 in Austin, Texas.
  • Matthew Sweet – vocals, guitar
  • Susanna Hoffs – vocals, guitar
  • Matthew Sweet – Bass, Dolceola, Engineer, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Guitar (Rhythm), Handclapping, Harpsichord, Mellotron, Mixing, Organ, Percussion, Piano, Producer, Tambourine, Vocals, Xylophone
  • Ivan Julian – acoustic guitar, guitar
  • Greg Leisz – guitar, pedal steel guitar, 12 string guitar
  • Richard Lloyd – guitar
  • Van Dyke Parks – piano, harpsichord, organ, liner notes
  • Ric Menck – drums, bongos, shaker, tambourine
  • Shawn Amos – executive producer
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering
  • Henry Diltz – photography
  • Ed Fotheringham – illustrations
  • Jeff Palo – artwork, package supervision
  • Todd Gallopo – package design
  • Julee Stover – editorial supervision
  • Emily Johnson – project assistant
  • John Roberts – project assistant

Chart performance[edit]

Date Chart Peak position
May 6, 2006 Billboard 200 192


  1. ^ Under the Covers, Vol. 1 at AllMusic
  2. ^ "REVIEWS | Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs - Under the Covers, Vol. 1 album review". Hybridmagazine.Com. Retrieved 2012-03-12. 
  3. ^ NPR Pop Music, June 2006

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